Near-infrared saturation spectroscopy of cesium molecules using a diode laser

@inproceedings{Chen2006NearinfraredSS,
  title={Near-infrared saturation spectroscopy of cesium molecules using a diode laser},
  author={Hui Chen and Hebin Li and Y. V. Rostovtsev and Mikhail A. Gubin and Vladimir A. Sautenkov and Marlan O. Scully},
  year={2006}
}
We study sub-Doppler saturation resonances at cesium molecular transitions in the absorption band B1Πu ← X1∑g+ near 780 nm by using a commercial diode laser. The saturation power is measured as low as 5.7 mW with the laser beam diameter of 0.1 cm. Optical saturation is associated with the optical pumping of molecular ground-state levels. The long relaxation time of ground-state levels could attract interest to electromagnetically induced transparency and quantum state memory in the molecular… CONTINUE READING

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